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Church and society in Latin America

Church and society in Latin America

selected papers from the conference at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 29-30, 1982

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Published by Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University in [New Orleans, La.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Latin America
    • Subjects:
    • Catholic Church -- Latin America -- Congresses.,
    • Latin America -- Church history -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      Statement[edited by Jeffrey A. Cole].
      ContributionsCole, Jeffrey A., Tulane University. Center for Latin American Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBX1425.A1 C48 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 379 p. :
      Number of Pages379
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2646382M
      LC Control Number85225760

      These carefully selected documents on the religions of Latin America begin with the arrival of Columbus and the existence and shape of indigenous religions at the time. This documentary history of nearly six hundred years includes Catholicism, Protestantism, Pentecostalism, Candomble and Umbanda, Judaism, and the religions indigenous to Latin America.3/5(1). Church and Society in Latin America (Iglesia y Sociedad en América Latina, ISAL): The formation of this ecumenical Protestant organization in was influenced by missionary and theologian Richard Shaull’s engagement with Marxism as well as then-current theories of Latin America’s economic dependency on First World powers.

      Significant documents on religion, including Catholicism, Protestantism, Pentecostalism, Candombl? and Umbanda, Judaism, and the religions indigenous to Latin America. in Latin America from the 15th through the 21st centuries. Since the s religion has been a remarkably dynamic force in Latin America, paralleling the shift from dictatorship to elected government. Catholic leaders and activists opposed authoritarian regimes, influenced democratic "transitions," and within substantially altered ecclesial institutions, have remained a significant presence in more open societies today.

      In this inaugural virtual issue, Christina Davidson’s article “Redeeming Santo Domingo: North Atlantic Missionaries and the Racial Conversion of a Nation,” winner of the American Society of Church History’s annual Sidney E. Mead Prize and published in our March issue, offers an opportunity to revisit the journal’s scholarship on the Caribbean and Latin America.   In the form of a sociological pilgrimage, this book approaches some topics essential to understanding the role of science in Latin America, juxtaposing several approaches and exploring three main lines: First, the production and use of knowledge in these countries, viewed from a historical and sociological point of view; second, the reciprocal construction of scientific and public problems.


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